Cookie Butter and Cream Cheese banana Bread

Christmas is begging for this banana bread! Super moist and super dense, it really is fantastic. You could easily add chocolate chips, but honestly I think its great without them! (and that is saying a lot!)

INGREDIENTS:

1 3/4 Cup Flour

3/4 Teaspoon Baking Soda

1 1/4 t Cream of Tartar

1/2 t Flake Salt

1/3 C Shortening

1/3 C Cookie Butter

1/2 C Cream cheese, softened

2/3 C Sugar

2 Eggs

1 C Mashed Bananas, about 2 med-large bananas.

Otional:

(additional cookie butter for melting and pom seeds for decor)

PROCESS

Preheat grill to 350

Cream together the shortening,cookie butter, cream cheese, eggs and sugar in the bowl of a standing mixer.

Combine the dry ingredients and add alternately with the bananas to the creamed mixture.

Stir until just combined

Bake in the center of the grill (or oven) for 1 hour. (tent with foil if its getting too brown)

let cool completely and drizzle with melted cookie butter and pom seeds.

Recipe adapted from oh sweet basil!

Pour mixture into greased bread